You want to create a list of people you haven't searched for in the SSDI, but you haven't been using the SSN tag. There ought to be some way to create this list of people, even without the presence of a specific tag like the SSN tag. Let's analyze the problem.
Sometimes the options available in each "List of ..." report will help us make the best choice. Our PDF chart comparing the various reports will open in a new window so you can keep it handy for reference.
The image on the left shows the Report Definition Screen for this report. The report configuration name is "TVTMG_Events_Source." The subjects will be part of a filtered group, and the report will be saved initially to a Screen Preview.
What an easy filter this is, right?
This screen shows the default Output Columns for the List of Events report. Let's see what the report looks like with these options.
This report was generated with the Tri-Valley TMG Users Group's enhanced sample database. GenealogyBank's SSDI is one of the sources we've used in that database. This is a list of the people with event tags documented by the SSDI. "What good is this report?" you ask. These are the people we don't need to search in the SSDI! True, and if we had some way to mark these people in our database, we could then run the original List of People report, substituting our marker for the filter line using the SSN tag.
Surprise! There is a way to mark these people. Look closely at the comparison chart. There is a column called "Secondary Output." Two list reports, the List of People report and the List of Events report, include an option to change flag values. The screen to the left shows the Secondary Output tab associated with the List of Events report. We could create a flag with the express purpose of changing its value to mark the people we don't want included in a List of People report. Continue this project by exploring "The Power of the Temporary Flag."
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